Roland-Designs

Preserving our needlework heritage

Gifts from our past

La Mode Illustrée 11 October 1868


A lovely collection of counted designs in bold and gaudy colors, so reminiscent of the taste and fashion of the time.


These are re-charted from a French ladies magazine dated the 11th of October, 1868.

Patterns such as these would have been used to decorate household items, curtain pelmets, cushions, or to create gifts and other small items.

These designs are perfect for all manner of counted work. Cross stitch, beadwork, tapestry, spot samplers, mosaics etc….

The colors are the ones suggested in the original pattern.

Price: 2.50 $

Goeggingen 5, 10, 13


Delightful repetitive designs re-charted from antique 1904 needlework patterns, courtesy of the then German thread factory "Zwirnerei und Nähfadenfabrik Göggingen AG"

The three designs are from leaflet 5, 10 and 13

Price: 3.00 $

Alpursa box

Stitch and assemble a charming little box adapted from a century old pattern. Alpursa chocolate vignettes serie 59.

Typical for the time period the pattern was given with little instruction, I’ve charted it for you making sure all the pieces fit, and align… but how you will bring together is up to your imagination and skill.

Approximate size if stitches on 14 ct aida/plastic canvas:

Width 7,1’’ / 18,3 cm
Depth 4,6’’/ 12 cm
Height 6,7’’/ 17,2 cm

Price: 3.00 $

The soldier

This pattern is re-charted from a set of old Alpursa chocolate vignettes, they depict the soldiers’ life as he goes off to war, visits his family when on leave, gets wounded, victorious, then the return home.

This pattern uses whole cross stich, half cross stitch, and backstitch.

Design Area: (95 x 63 stitches)
6,79" x 4,50" / 17,2 x 11,3 cm on 28 ct linen.

Price: 4.00 $

Flower basket

Pretty little embroidery, or filet crochet pattern, and bonus geometrical tile chart.
Recharted from an antique newspaper clipping in my collection dating from the late 1800's.

Design Area: (87 x 127 stitches)
6,21" x 9,07" / 15,7 x 23 cm on 14 ct aida / 28 ct linen

Price: 2.00 $

La fleur-de-lys


A little collection of Fleur-de-lys ( or French lily ), two cushion idea, and some black and white motifs to be used for cards, borders, corners, ornaments etc...

Price: 2.50 $

Geometric patterns

A collection of geometric patterns that can be used for borders, backgrounds for Berlin woolwork embroidery, cross stitch, etc.... ( 5 plates, one is not shown )

Price: 3.50 $

Little purses

A selection of patterns for purses and wallets. Charted from old lithographes.

Stitch them in cross stich, in tent stitch with wool on canvas, with beads, silk etc... In any colour combination you like.

 

Price: 4.00 $


Cushion panel 1889


Cushion panel from the year 1889, taken from  : La mode illustree

In the original instructions they said to do in cross stitch, or gobelin stitch on large canvas (11 ct ). Frame it in  soft fabric ( velvet ), then proceed to make into a cushion cover. 


Design area:

125 x 137 stitches

22,7 x 25 cm on 14 ct


Price: 3.00 $

Floral panels 1889

 Two floral panels, from the French magazine : La mode illustree 1889

 These charts can be used to make wonderful cushions, or doilies.

 

Square :

 119 x 119 stitches

21,6 x 21,6 cm on 14 ct


Rectangle :

184 x 134 stitches

33,4 x 23,4 cm on 14 ct


Price: 3.00 $

Tiny bloom runner



Two matching charts. Adapted from an old French magazine clipping, late 1800's. 

 

 Oval runner 178 x 82 stitches

   32,3 x 14, 9 cm on 28 ct linen

 

Square doily 126 x 122 stitches

    22,9 x 22,1 cm on 28 ct linen 

  

Would look lovely in variegated threads.........


Price: 2.00 $

Blue flower runner


Chart for a table runner adapted from a small black, and white chart found in a collection of old French magazine clipping. Dated from 1886-1893.

Cross stitch, running stitch. Only four colours, so you can easily switch them  to suit your personal taste, and/or decor

Designs area:       

28,3 x 41, 7 cm on 14 ct.

156 x 230 stitches


Price: 2.00 $